The Adoption Process

Thank you for your interest in adopting from Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter (FAAS). We take the necessary time to really get to know and understand our adoptable animals. Each animal that resides at the shelter has individual needs and requirements. Our goal is to find loving families that will exceed the needs of an animal for a lifetime. Let us help you find your new companion that shares the same lifestyle and needs as you.

Let’s Get Started:

  • Begin the process by stopping by the shelter during adoption hours, browse our Facebook page or check out our pet listings on here and prepare to fall in love.
  • Once you’ve identified an animal that interests you, then proceed to completing and submitting an application. Adoption applications are available at the shelter or on our website . Please do not forget to list your current or past Veterinarian on the application. We do call your Veterinarian to ensure any current or past pets were properly vetted. You should also call your vet to give them permission to release information to us.
  • Make plans to come to the shelter during adoption hours to meet the furry friend that caught your eye. During your time at the shelter, please let a volunteer know if you have already submitted an application with us.
  • After spending time with the animal you will spend time with a volunteer. We will share with you more information on the cat or dog and have conversations that will help us get to know you better. This is when we learn if there is a potential match or not.
  • If you currently have a dog and you are interested in one of our dogs, we will schedule a day and time to conduct a proper meet and greet between the dogs. Depending on how things go it may take more than one introduction.
  • If the desire is to adopt a dog and everything up to this point has gone well we then schedule a home visit. This is when we bring the dog to your house and see how things flow. At this point we are also looking for any potential hazards in the home or possible escape areas. (Please be advised that we do reserve the right to deny a home visit based on location challenges) By now you might be saying to yourself, “is it really worth it”? Well, we think so! Making the choice to add a new pet to your family is a big decision! Our process is put in place with the best interest of the animal and potential adopter in mind. Adding the right pet is a very important factor when making such a big decision.The adoption process is┬ánot done on a first come first serve basis. Quite often we receive multiple applications for the same animal. Priority is given to potential adopters that have submitted an application and taken the time to come in and visit the animal. FAAS reserves the right to deny any application that we deem unsuitable for a specific animal.

    Dogs receive a physical exam, age appropriate vaccines (Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, Kennel Cough), 4DX Test which tests for Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia Canis, Ehrlichia Ewingi, Anaplasma Phagocytophilum and Anaplasma Platys, Spay/Neuter, Micro-Chip and receive monthly flea/tick and heartworm preventative.

    Cats receive a physical exam, age appropriate Vaccines (Rabies, FVRCP, Distemper), FELEUK/FIV Test, Spay/Neuter, Micro-Chip and receive monthly flea/tick preventative.

    Second Hand Animals, Make First Class Pets. Open your heart and home – Adopt.